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Leader of Island Biodiversity, Biogeography & Conservation (IBBC)



Azorean Biodiversity Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of the Azores

Rua Capitão João D'Avila 9700-042 Angra do Heroísmo

Terceira, Azores, Portugal


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Associate Professor

Paulo A. V. Borges

I received a Ph.D. in Insect Ecology from the University of London (Imperial College) in 1997 and I am currently leading the Island Biodiversity, Biogeography and Conservation research group (IBBC). I participated in the development of the Azorean Biodiversity Portal (, a unique and important web interface for communicating biodiversity research in the Azorean region to the public.

I am a professor of Ecology at the University of Azores. My research focuses on arthropod macroecology patterns and processes on island ecosystems.

For many years I have been involved in island research using as model system the Macaronesian islands and in particular Azores.

I am editor of the following Journals: Community Ecology; Biodiversity Data Journal; Insects; Diversity; Frontiers in Ecology and Eolution.

I am currently Co-Chair of the IUCN/SSC Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group and member of the IUCN - Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group and the IUCN/SSC Monitoring Specialist Group.

My current research is driven by three overarching objectives: i) collect long-term ecological data to investigate the processes affecting patterns of species diversity, abundance and distribution at different spatial scales; ii) use Macaronesia as a model system to investigate ecological and evolutionary mechanisms responsible for shaping island biotas; iii) identify pathways that impact oceanic indigenous assemblages under global change for conservation purposes.